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Tulane athletic director Dickson to retire in May

6 years 9 months 4 days ago Friday, September 25 2015 Sep 25, 2015 September 25, 2015 4:47 PM September 25, 2015 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson, who led the effort to bring football Saturday's back to campus from the Superdome, says he will retire next May.

Dickson has held his current post since 2000 and oversaw not only the construction of new facilities, but also the rebuilding of other sports facilities after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Tulane's Yulman Stadium opened for football in 2014. A new baseball stadium opened in 2008. Tulane's basketball arena also has undergone substantial renovations and a new basketball practice center was built.

However, winning consistently has been a challenge for Tulane football and basketball. The football team has had three coaches and made just two bowl appearances since Dickson arrived.

Dickson previously served as athletic director at Tulsa and at Washington State.

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